Two people were arrested Wednesday after attempting to cash a forged check at Relyance Bank at White Hall.
White Hall Police Investigator Sgt. Celena Harbison reported that Kayla Garrett, aka
Kayla Taylor, 24, and Robert Wiley III, 24, had left the bank before officers arrived but they, along with the vehicle they were in, were located at 1108 Rock St. in White Hall.
The check was on the account of one of Garrett’s relatives and, when questioned, she said she had given the check to Wiley. She also had a blank check on the same account and a debit card belonging to her grandmother, who did not know Garrett had the card.
The grandmother did not give her permission to use it.
Wiley said that neither he nor Garrett had made out the check, which they attempted to cash.
The car that the two left the bank in was driven by Cody Esquivel, 25, who was also at the address on Rock Street.
Harbison reported that inside the car, in plain view, officers saw a clear plastic baggie with a white rock-like substance believed to be methamphetamine. In the driver’s side door pocket, they found a clear glass smoking pipe and a set of scales and plastic baggies with the same markings as the baggie. It contained the suspected methamphetamine.
The drugs will be sent to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory for analysis.
On Friday, Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $2,500 bond for Garrett and Wiley after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge them with forgery and theft of property credit card. A $10,000 bond was set for Esquivel on probable cause of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.